Is this Social?

  They want your image  they want your soul  as much as you can give  they’ll take it all They want information   they want consent   monetizing us   down to the last cent Like we’re just products lined up on a shelf   a piece of meat   cut and paste yourself Inside out […]

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Destroy Clocks

Destroy Clocks.  Abolish time.  Break the chains of causality.  Really, how badly do you need time?  For precise social order, for appointments?  Peel off the temporal dimension. Destroy Clocks is my new band and I’m stoked to be playing shows and sharing the recording of our 6 song EP.  Stream or download it for free […]

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Nightvision

Acrylic paint, collage and pastel on canvas, 2013. The object in the background is based on a sighting in the night sky during the summer of 1998 in Saskatoon.  I was sitting outside with my friend Muxx, taking a break from jamming in my parents’ basement, and we were both looking up when balls of […]

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Car + Clay = Cool

This year’s Nuit Blanche in Ottawa featured a cool installation by Christopher Griffin: Super Nova, a Chevy Nova plastered in clay creations made by passers by.  My friends and I crafted an olden man with a big hat and pipe and stuck him on top.

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Temple stories

I’m fascinated by the murals found in Buddhist temples. These are from Wat Phon Xay in Luang Prabang, Laos. Epic stories that I would like to read or learn more about.. The murals in this temple appear to be about Phra Malaya, a monk who through meditation visited the numerous heavens and hells in Buddhist […]

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Inner sanctum

My friend brought me to his wife’s village, Tinh Bien, in remote southwestern Vietnam, in An Giang province near the Cambodian border. There is a large Khmer population there. A man let us into a Khmer Bhuddist temple that featured dazzlingly colourful religious murals on every square inch of wall and ceiling.

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Angkor

At the heart of the Khmer empire lies an astounding accretion of monolithic temples. The scale of Angkor is mind-binding… It is difficult to imagine how it was accomplished. As grand as the Egyptian pyramids yet more complex and ornate, the structures are coated in bas reliefs of man, gods and entities in between. You […]

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